Over the past 6 or 7 years, Tenhi
has emerged as one of the most influencial and beautifully crafted avant-garde
bands in music. In the latter part of 2006, the Finnish quartet have decided
to continue the airut saga which began a few years ago with "airut:ciwi".
The second is called "airut:aamujen", which features 9 tracks
of mesmerizingly-intelligent, piano-based sentiments. These chapters in
Tenhi’s discography are of the much simpler musical tenure, not the
progressive acoustic approach as they are more known for. However, these
new hymns are no different as far as reaching out and grabbing your soul
for an hour or so. It's about finding yourself and creating your own journeys,
which is what Tenhi has always seemed to be (at least for me). One of the
most prime examples on the album is the track, "Lävitseni Kaikkeen"
(or "Thru Me and Into Everything" as is transcribed in English).
The music brings about an aura of dreams and memories past. Almost a sadness
and a joy intertwined as one.... simply beautiful! A more rock approach
can be found on "Luopumisen Laula" (or "Eloign"). The
majority of the album is kind of slow paced and relaxing. Anyone whom owns
anything previous will understand. Tenhi has found the hearts of many in
the rock & metal worlds and for those who have not entered their dominion
as of yet, perhaps will find peace within their music...
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell